Carson Open Studios events May 6
calendar icon27 Apr 2022
Lincoln, Neb.--Students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts will host an Open Studios event on Friday, May 6. All of the events are free and open to the public.
The schedule is as follows:
5-7 p.m. Emerging Media Arts Open Studios at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, 13thand Q sts. The event showcases the works and performances by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Emerging Media Arts students.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Open Studios at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film in the Temple Building, 12thand R sts. The event features a portfolio review of work by Design Tech students and an immersive installation by Emerging Media Arts Extended Theatre students.
8 p.m. Repertoire class performance of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” Lab Theatre, 3rdfloor, Temple Building, 12thand R sts. With an additional performance on Sunday, May 8 at 7 p.m. There will also be performances of Moliere’s “Tartuffe” (translated and adapted by Richard Wilbur) on Thursday, May 5 and Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Lab Theatre. The cast for these performances is comprised of the Bachelor of Arts in theatre performance class of 2022.
The Portfolio Review showcases each student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Design and Technology degree.
“Students display a collection of their work representative of where they are at currently in their careers both academically and in professional preparation,” said Associate Professor of Theatre J.D. Madsen. “Designers and technicians generally eschew the spotlight in favor of operating it, this allows them to step out in front and be seen and recognized for their work making the magic behind the scenes. You will see renderings, drawings, sketches, models both physical and virtual, and even actual elements form productions. As well as technical drawings and the massive amount of paperwork and organizational systems it takes to create the art of storytelling for the stage and screen.”
A new class titled Extended Theatre has been examining the connection between practiced production techniques in the theatre and new empathy-driven models of collaboration and generative ideation in immersive experiences.
“This class has benefited from a partnership with Meow Wolf’s lead experience designers Laika Young and Max Neutra, and has been working to investigate and employ their specific style of collaborative art/experience making,” Madsen said. “Working together the class settled this final project on the themes of ‘Lunar Power,’ ‘instinctual reaction,’ ‘the feeling of surprise,’ and ‘animal vitality.’ Their work is to synthesize the ideas of all 17 students in the class and work together to create a holistic experience for you the audience to come and participate in. The classes mantra has been ‘the making of the thing is the actual thing.’ Meaning that this experience has been more about their processes to achieve their result rather than the result itself. We invite all to come and experience the results of student artists learning how to create for others with others.”
Currently, UNL no longer requires face masks inside our campus buildings. Details, exclusions and updates can be found on the UNL website at https://covid19.unl.edu.
For more information on Open Studios, visit https://go.unl.edu/q2wm.